Currently maintained invertebrate colonies

A list of colonies we currently maintain.

Coleoptera (beetles)

  • Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
  • Cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala)
  • Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)
  • Vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus)

Hemiptera (true bugs)

Aleyrodoidea (whiteflies)

  • Glasshouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum)
  • Tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) – B Biotype (MEAM1)
  • Tobacco whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) – Q Biotype (MED)

Aphidoidea (aphids)

  • Bird-Cherry Aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi)
  • Black bean aphid (Aphis fabae)
  • Cabbage aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae)
  • Cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii) – Clone 1033E
  • English grain aphid (Sitobion avenae)
  • Pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum)
  • Peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) – Clone US1L
  • Peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) – Clone 4106A
  • Peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) – Clone O
  • Peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) – Clone FRC
  • Peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) – Clone UK-SB

Membracoidea (leafhoppers and treehoppers)

  • African corn leafhopper (Cicadulina mbila)
  • Beet leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus)
  • Mediterranean Leafhopper (Circulifer haematoceps)
  • Corn leafhopper (Dalbulus maidis)
  • Mexican corn leafhopper (Dalbulus elimatus)
  • Aster leafhopper (Macrosteles quadrilineatus)
  • Green Leafhopper (Nephotettix virescens)
  • European grass-feeding leafhopper (Psammotettix alienus)

Fulgoroidea (planthoppers)

  • Maize planthopper (Peregrinus maidis)

Cercopoidea (froghoppers)

  • Common spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) – population Scotland
  • Common spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) – population Norfolk
  • Common spittlebug (Philaenus spumarius) – population Italy

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, sawflies and wasps)

  • Leafcutter ant (Acromyrmex echinatior)
  • Leafcutter ant (Acromyrmex octospiniosus)
  • Harvester ant (Messor barbarus)

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

  • Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta)
  • Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella)
  • Greater waxmoth (Galleria mellonella)
  • Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)

Phasmatodea (leaf and stick insects)

  • Apple green stick insect (Diapherodes gigantea)
  • Northern two-striped stick insect (Anisomorpha ferruginea)
  • Southern two-striped stick insect (Anisomorpha buprestoides) – population ABS
  • Southern two-striped stick insect (Anisomorpha buprestoides) – population ONF
  • Southern two-striped stick insect (Anisomorpha buprestoides) – population SOF
  • Red-striped stick insect (Anisomorpha paromalus)

Gastropoda (slugs and snails)

  • Giant African land snails (Achatina fulica)